The need is now. COVID-19 continues to create challenges for Minnesota students ⸺ and you can make all the difference! Offer your time and talent to support your local schools to help students this summer!
As part of the Emergency Response Initiative, members will focus on helping support emergency relief efforts across the state including: meeting the educational needs of students, addressing food and housing insecurity, mitigating social isolation and more. Minnesota schools are especially in need of summer tutors to help their students during summer programming,
We are currently recruiting for summer 2021. Members will be placed at schools to serve 35 hours per week from June 7 to August 14.
This is an AmeriCorps member position with the AmeriCorps Emergency Response Initiative. As part of our team, you’ll join an amazing cohort of more than 500 members determined to spend the summer making a difference.
What to Expect
- Make an impact by helping organizations respond to local and statewide needs related to or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Gain hands-on experience while embedded in a public entity, non-profit or school.
- Be an ambassador of the program by sharing your experience with the wider community.
- Support summer academic programming and help kids thrive this summer!
Emergency Response Members receive a perks package that includes:
- A stipend of $3,750 paid in regular intervals
- Up to $1,311 for tuition or student loans*
- Federal student loan forbearance & interest repayment
*The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award can be used to pay tuition or repay qualified student loans. Individuals 55+ may gift their award to their child, grandchild, foster child or step-child.
What It Takes
Great members come from all walks of life. No matter your experience and background, the most important qualification is a desire to serve your community. That said, you also need to meet the following minimum qualifications by the time you begin your service.
- Are dependable and have a history of good attendance
- Able to understand and follow instructions
- Have basic computer skills (like email and navigating online)
- Can speak, read, and write English fluently
- 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or equivalent
- A citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States*
- Agree to and successfully complete a background check
*Applicants who have received deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Want to Learn More?
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About Our Organization
ServeMinnesota’s Emergency Response Initiative was created to help Minnesota communities affected by COVID-19. In partnership with Minnesota Alliance With Youth, Reading & Math, Inc., and True North AmeriCorps in Duluth, nearly 700 AmeriCorps members will assist organizations across the state this summer, especially in the areas of math and reading tutoring, food insecurity, homelessness, and more.
AmeriCorps is a national service program often referred to as the “Domestic Peace Corps.” Here in Minnesota, more than 2,000 individuals serve in more than 200 communities annually. People who join AmeriCorps (called “members”) commit to a year of service in exchange for a modest living stipend and an education award to help pay for tuition or student loans. Members are typically passionate, committed individuals who are dedicated to serving the needs of their communities. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life benefits, and the experience has a lasting impact on the members and the communities they serve. AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one.
We will not discriminate for or against any AmeriCorps service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, age, or any other category protected by law.
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